November 6, 2013
On Oct. 30, 1983, Lt. Gen. Brandenberg pinned a Purple Heart on SFC Peterson, who was caught up in a Blackhawk helicopter crash during Alpha Company’s assault on the Calvigny military barracks.
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Former Ranger Tells his role in 1983 Campaign
Thirty years ago last Thursday, having descended onto the Caribbean island of Grenada five days prior, Michael Peterson of Grangeville and his company of elite U.S. Army Rangers returned to the homeland, having completed a lightning-quick campaign in what became informally known as the Sunday to Sunday War.